What does Blastostyle mean?

Blastostyle meaning in General Dictionary

using hydroids an imperfect zooid whoever unique purpose is create medusoid buds See Hydroidea and Athecata

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  • in a few hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whoever unique function should produce medusoid buds. See Hydroidea, and Athecata.

Sentence Examples with the word Blastostyle

The hydroid genus Lafoea is remarkable for producing gonothecae on the hydrorhiza, each containing a blastostyle which bears a single gonophore; this portion of the colony was formerly regarded as an independent parasitic hydroid, and was named Coppinia.

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